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July 31, 2015

City parking reform proposal would limit apartment dwellers’ access to parking permits

The city described the proposal as "preliminary."


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Car2go’s firestorm over shrunken service area reawakens concerns about bikeshare coverage

The company is slicing its Portland service area by about a third.


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Across Oregon, traffic fatalities abruptly return almost to pre-recession levels

The figures come in the wake of last November's gas price plunge.


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Jobs of the Week: Velotech, Oregon Walks, Chris King, The Bike Commuter

We’ve had four great jobs listed this week. Learn more about them via the links below… Customer Experience Specialist – Velotech, Inc. Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator – Oregon Walks Account Service Representative – Chris King Components Mechanic / Sales / Management – The Bike Commuter For a complete list of available jobs, click here. These Read More »


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Weekend Event Guide: Raging Waters fountain ride, intersection painting & more

The peak of summer isn't letting us go yet.


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July 30, 2015

With new ‘Livable Streets’ subgroup, BikeLoud will commemorate road deaths by all modes

The Facebook page for the new “subgroup”Livable Streets Action. A new group called Livable Streets Action is taking the tactics that have won a string of victories for local biking this spring and summer and applying them to other modes, too. Organizer Dan Kaufman, a videographer and longtime local social justice advocate who has helped Read More »


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Another outsider’s take: A British bike journalist on Portland

"To increase cycling’s modal share it’s obvious that Portland’s car-use would have to be restricted."


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July 29, 2015

Police response to Greenpeace action closes south sidewalk of St Johns Bridge (updated)

"We have no estimated time right now for reopening," Hamilton said.


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More biking = better driving. So why isn’t this said more often?

One passage has a twinge of unfamiliarity in Portland's transportation conversation these days.


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Latino Families in Portland Join the Call for Safe Streets and Healthy Kids

For immediate release: Latino Families in Portland Join the Call for Safe Streets and Healthy Kids Andando en Bicicletas en Cully photos to show unsafe streets […]

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July 28, 2015

Harvest Century

Mark your calendar, then forget about...

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Security video helps police nab prolific bike thief (yet again)

Arrested again; but will it stick?


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For Every Kid Campaign Update: Beaverton leads the way!

We are making serious progress in the fight to secure dedicated funding to make safe routes to school for every kid a reality. Enjoy the following July highlights and […]

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July 27, 2015

Weigh In: Powell Blvd Safety Project Open House

What: SE Powell Safety Project Open House Date & Time: Thursday, July 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Place: Inside first floor Café at Catholic Charities, […]

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July 24, 2015

Join us to Celebrate 25 Years and an Exciting New Initiative

The BTA turned 25 this year, and we’re using this year’s annual member meeting as an opportunity to celebrate and launch a new women-focused initiative. But […]

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Thank you for pedaling with purpose!

We’d like to give a heartfelt high five to all of the wonderful folks that added their support for better bicycling in our region by renewing their existing or […]

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July 23, 2015

El Programa Hispano

Last year, The Bicycle Transportation Alliance led bikes rides with 63 high school students from El Programa Hispano in East Portland and Troutdale. These rides were […]

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July 22, 2015

Weigh In: Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project Bike Ride

What: Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project Bike Ride Date & Time: Saturday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Place: Ride begins at Ed Benedict Park parking lot […]

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July 20, 2015

Cascade Cream Puff

Adam Haynes from Idaho was well prepared for the Cascade Cream Puff, but still had no idea what he was getting into when he signed up for the most gorgeously grueling mt. bike race in the United...

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Membership Spotlight: Clint Culpepper

Clint Culpeppper, supervisor at PSU Bike Hub, has been a member of the BTA since 2011. Bicycling is a big part of Clint and his family’s life […]

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July 18, 2015

Celebrate Portland! Portland Century

This annual tradition is not to be...

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July 16, 2015

Tualatin Valley Highway Campaign Update

This summer, the BTA embarked on an ambitious and desperately needed campaign to raise support for a safer Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway. It’s one of our […]

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July 15, 2015

Spend the Entire Weekend On Your Bike

Because one day is simply not...

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July 14, 2015

Route Planning for a European Bike Tour

Planning a European bike adventure isn't as tricky as you might think. Expert tourer Tyler Robertson shares his top 5 tips for planning a bike trip in...

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2015 Legislative Review

In the first few months of 2015 the Oregon Legislature tried to repeal Oregon’s landmark bicycle bill, require people to have license plates on their bikes, […]

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Stylistically Speaking…

Dirt loving Brock talks about style on the trail in this latest edition of Real Talk with...

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Ugly Ducklings of the Bike World

Recumbents get more people riding bikes. That's a...

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July 13, 2015

Guest Blog: Peer-to-Peer Bicycle Sharing with Spinlister

This guest blog post was written by our pals at Spinlister. Hello Fellow Bike Enthusiasts! We’re Spinlister, the world’s largest peer-to-peer bicycle sharing platform and proud […]

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July 10, 2015

Become A Member, Win Great Prizes!

Become A Member, Win Great Prizes! Is it about time for a new 2-wheeled ride? What about a shirt that proclaims your love of biking and […]

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Explore Mount St. Helens by Bike

Explore Mount St. Helens by bike on Tour de Blast, September...

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July 09, 2015

Beaverton, Banks and Beyond

Explore the gorgeous fringes of the big city on this lovely...

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Vineyard Tour

Let the expert riders of the Umpqua Velo cycling club take you on a bicycle tour of the gorgeous Umpqua...

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July 02, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Women’s Racing

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn discuss women’s competitive and endurance cycling with Jenn Levo, Heather VanValkenburg and Hazel Gross from “Let’s Race Bikes” and Abby Watson from Rapha.

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June 04, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Safety

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.8MB) Alon and Jocelyn discuss the recent tragic fatality and several injury crashes with a Panel including: Jonathan Maus of BikePortland, Rob Sadowsky of the BTA, PBOT Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller and Timur Ender from Commissioner Novick’s office.

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May 06, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Street Books

 Listen to the show (mp3, 24.7MB) Tori and Alon talk with Diana Rempe and Ben Hodgson of the Street Books project, “a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside.”

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April 03, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Vision Zero

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn talk with PBOT Director Leah Treat and Manager of Policy, Planning and Projects Art Pearce about Vision Zero, the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and other important planning processes.

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March 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Maintaining your Ride

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Alon and Tori talk with Momoko Saunders and Diana Holland from Bike Farm, a volunteer-run collective which provides access to a shop, tools and advice from mechanics. In the second half Alon interviews Tori to get her bike maintenance tips.

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February 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Events!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.6MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Jude Gerace of Sugar Wheel Works about their “Live the Revolution” event, a story-telling fundraiser for the Safe Routes to School program. In the second half, they speak with Meredith Klein and her students about the Youth Bike Summit in Seattle this month.

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January 09, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Affordable Transportation

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Kate Nelson of Santa Fe’s Chainbreaker Collective about the importance of affordable transportation and their efforts to make bicycles available to lower-income individuals. In the second half they speak with Sirapon Soinak of Thailand who has cycled all over the world.

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December 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing– about the sport’s humble origins in the us and what it was like to be the […]

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November 14, 2014

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: The most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) contains analysis procedures for measuring the level-of-service (LOS), also referred to […]

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November 10, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism for our Streets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.5MB) This month we go back to our roots– grass roots that is. Portland’s flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich […]

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